Anthony Joshua offered coaching by ex-champion Roy Jones Jr after all-time boxing great reveals talks with heavyweight | The Sun

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been offered coaching by Roy Jones Jr, who revealed talks between the pair.

AJ is on the scout for a new training team in America following consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk.

After the first, in September 2021, Joshua parted ways with long-time cornerman Rob McCracken, who led him to gold in the amateurs and pros.

He replaced McCracken with esteemed US mastermind Robert Garcia, but following rematch defeat to Usyk the two have split.

Now Joshua is trailing new coaches and boxing great Roy Jones Jr – currently Chris Eubank Jr's trainer – has thrown his name into the hat.

Jones, 53, told Boxing Social: "We spoke and I do have a plan for him.


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"I haven't told him yet, but if he likes the way that we get along in the gym, then for me, any fighter he fights is going to be a big fight anyway.

"But, you got to go with guys who are not quite as good as Usyk or Tyson Fury yet.

"We need two good fights to get yourself back into motion and they'll be good fights, they won't be no stroll fights they'll be good fights.

"Then we go after either Usyk or Fury, whoever wins, but we do need two good fights to get him back and I already got two fights in my mind that I want, but I've got to talk to him and make sure that he is in agreement."

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Jones retired as a four-time world champion, considered to be one of the greatest of all time.

Joshua, 33, meanwhile is set to return in the spring in a confidence-building comeback fight.

The likes of Dillian Whyte, 34, and Deontay Wilder, 37, have been teased for the summer of 2023.

For now, AJ is Stateside and was recently pictured with Errol Spence Jr's trainer of the year candidate Derrick James.

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